Lush river banks and waterways in and around Haines cater to fishing interests of all levels. All five species of Alaska salmon are found in Haines: king, silver, sockeye, pink and chum. Salmon runs occur May through November, with the Chilkoot River as a favorite fishing spot among locals and visitors alike. The King Salmon Derby in May and June rewards fortunate anglers with prizes for their catches. In addition to salmon, other popular local fish include Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout and, everybody’s favorite, halibut. Lucky anglers may find 300-pound halibut in Chilkoot Inlet just off the shores of Haines. Guided charters are available for both Alaska salmon and halibut.